Hurdles for J.Crew: $3B Deal Faces Legal Challenges

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The new Marc Jacobs store in Tokyo

Designer and Luxury

Marc Jacobs Opens Tokyo Store

The structure has already snagged an architecture award.

clock December 2, 2010Amanda Kaiser

Business Features

L&T Said Near Lease for New Store

The unit would be the retailer’s first regular-price store opening in 10 years.

clock December 2, 2010David Moin

Diane von Furstenberg

Fashion Features

NYC & Company Foundation Leadership Awards Gala

Lundgren, von Furstenberg and Wintour celebrated at Leadership Gala.

clock December 2, 2010Marc Karimzadeh

Michael Kors Pre-Fall 2011

Fashion Show Reviews

Michael Kors Pre-Fall 2011

The lineup included high-chic clothes delivered with graphic precision.

clock December 2, 2010WWD Staff

Liv Tyler at Don Hill’s in Manhattan.


Givenchy Shows Liv Tyler’s Womanly Side

The brand’s latest fragrance, Very Irrésistible Givenchy L’Intense, will hit counters worldwide in March.

clock December 3, 2010Julie Naughton and Pete Born

Michael Kors' Palm Beach fragrance.


Michael Kors Heads to Palm Beach with New Scent

The franchise bowed with the original Island scent in spring 2005.

clock December 3, 2010Julie Naughton

Issey Miyake's L’Eau d’Issey Florale ad.


Issey Miyake Beckons to a New Generation

L’Eau d’Issey Florale — meant to lure a new generation of women — will be introduced in February.

clock December 3, 2010Jennifer Weil

An overview of the store.

Beauty Features

Executive Changes at Sephora

When Jacques Levy steps down, who will steer the world’s most powerful perfumery chain in 2011 and beyond?

clock December 3, 2010Jennifer Weil

Beauty Features

M&A Activity at Low Ebb

After a spate of big beauty deals this year, the thrill is gone from the mergers and acquisitions activity.

clock December 3, 2010Molly Prior

The Impulse Beauty department at Macy’s Herald Square store.

Beauty Features

Macy’s Continues to Roll Out its Experimental Impulse Beauty

Last month’s unveiling of the 1,500-square-foot department inside the Herald Square store marks the retailer’s 54th Impulse Beauty concept.

clock December 3, 2010Molly Prior

Inside a Walgreen’s store

Beauty Features

Rise of the Independent Drugstore

Rampant consolidation in the chain drugstore industry has whittled the number of major chains down to three.

clock December 3, 2010Faye Brookman

Viktor Horsting and Rolf Snoeren

Fashion Features

Viktor and Rolf on Art, Commerce and Superstition

The design duo talks art and new directions with WWD.

clock December 3, 2010Venessa Lau

Cory Booker


K.I.D.S.’ 25th Anniversary Raises $1 Million

The event honored Oscar Feldenkreis of Perry Ellis, John Goodman of Sears and Wayne Elsey of Soles4Souls

clock December 3, 2010Jean E. Palmieri

Jennifer Lopez

Color Cosmetics

L’Oréal Names Jennifer Lopez for EverSleek

The entertainer-turned-fashion designer has landed a multiyear, multimillion-dollar contract to become a global brand ambassador for L’Oréal Paris.

clock December 3, 2010Andrea Nagel

Borba dietary supplements.


Walgreens Taps Inner Beauty

The pharmacy chain is delving into the emerging trend with nutraceutical pioneer Borba.

clock December 3, 2010Rachel Brown

Jack McCollough and Lazaro Hernandez

Fashion Scoops

Andrew Rosen in Talks With Proenza Schouler…Designer Christmas Trees…

Talks appear to be ongoing between Andrew Rosen and Proenza Schouler.

clock December 3, 2010WWD Staff


J.Crew Deal Faces Legal Challenges

Shareholders have filed lawsuits alleging the $3 billion offer at $43.50 a share is insufficient.

clock December 3, 2010Vicki M. Young

The handbag department at the renovated Printemps Parly store.


Printemps Unveils Revamped Store

The three-floor Parly unit, west of Paris, has received a luxury makeover.

clock December 3, 2010Joelle Diderich


American Apparel Grants 6.5M Shares to Employees

The cash-poor company financed those payments by selling 1.1 million treasury shares of its common stock to chairman and chief executive officer Dov Charney.

clock December 3, 2010David Lipke

The spiraling marble staircase at Barneys New York, 1986.

Fashion Scoops

Sept. 2, 1986: Attention to Retail

With everyone speculating about the future of Barneys New York and its employment ranks, WWD looks back at a milestone chapter in its history.

clock December 3, 2010Venessa Lau

Designer and Luxury

Hermes Faces Shareholder Scrutiny

Minority shareholders are contesting planned moves by the company to fend off a potential takeover by LVMH.

clock December 3, 2010Joelle Diderich


EBay Buys Milo

The auction site has snapped up local shopping engine

clock December 3, 2010Cate T. Corcoran

Cover of T: The New York Times Style Magazine


Memo Pad: Sewing a New Pattern For T…A New Burberry Appointment

If Sally Singer had had her way, Don DeLillo would have written the cover story on Mick Jagger in her debut issue of T.

clock December 3, 2010WWD Staff

Designer and Luxury

Hilfiger Acquisition Cuts Into PVH Profits

Calvin Klein and Heritage businesses increase profitability.

clock December 3, 2010Vicki M. Young


November Same-Store Sales

November Same Store Sales

clock December 3, 2010WWD Staff


November Comp Crux

The 6 percent comparable-store sales increase reported by Thomson Reuters for November blew past nearly all of the metrics available for the month.

clock December 3, 2010Arnold J. Karr

The Saks Fifth Avenue flagship.

Business Features

Strong November Sales Lift Holiday Hopes

Same-store sales surpass expectations, teen sector shines.

clock December 3, 2010Alexandra Steigrad and Evan Clark

Dita Von Teese on the runway at Jean Paul Gaultier’s fall 2010 couture show.

Beauty Features

Dita Von Teese on Burlesque, Beauty and More

The entertainer certainly knows the power of the Reveal.

clock December 3, 2010Julie Naughton and Pete Born


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